Sleep apnea is a potentially severe sleeping disorder where your breathing stops and starts intermittently during sleep. If you notice that you are tired, even after a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea. Snoring is a common sign among people who have sleep apnea, however, not all people who have sleep apnea snore.
Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, however, men are more susceptible to developing it. The risk is also greater for individuals who are over the age of 40, are overweight, or have a family history of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. This is the most common sleep disorder of the three types.
This disorder occurs when the brain does not send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
This disorder is a combination of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
There are several symptoms of sleep apnea that oftentimes make it difficult to determine which type you have. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause more severe health issues. Sleep apnea can cause stroke, depression, and cardiovascular issues such as irregular heartbeat and heart attack.
Sleep apnea can be treated in a number of ways. Here at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry we offer three different sleep apnea treatment options:
This treatment option involves wearing an oral appliance in your mouth while you sleep. The appliance fits similarly to a mouthguard that is custom-fit to your mouth.
CPAP is a machine that provides air through the airway passages and the air pressure being supplied maintains an open airway while sleeping.
There are several types of surgeries available to treat sleep apnea. The types of surgeries include:
A full night’s sleep is essential for your overall health. We offer effective sleep apnea treatments to resolve your sleeping complications. Oral appliance therapy is a convenient solution that helps treat sleep apnea, without the hassle and discomfort of other appliances such as the CPAP device. To discuss your symptoms and treatment options, consult with one of our specialists. Call (347)727-0806 to schedule your complimentary consultation.Schedule an Appointment